Reception 2023 - 2024

Miss Ingman

Mrs Atherton

Welcome to Reception!

Mrs Atherton (Cygnets Class)  Miss Ingman (Goslings Class)

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 How are you brave?

Do turnips grow on tress?


During the first summer term, children will be exploring lots of different themes within our provision, including: learning about the season of spring, observing the changes of caterpillars and tadpoles and looking at their life-cycle.  We will also be looking at the traditional tale Little Red Riding Hood and will be discussing how we are brave. We will also walk to Marshall Arms and will observes any similairties and differences to the forest seen in Little Red Riding Hood.

During the second half of summer term, children will be exploring different themes within our provision, including learning about the season of summer and will be learning all about plants and what they need to grow.  We will also be learning about the seaside and how its changed from years ago to now.  As we come to the end of the summer term children will get the opportunity to meet their new teacher and we will spend time talking about year 1 and the changes.  In English our core text will be 'The Enormous Turnip,' and we will learn a poem all about Summer.  

Children will take part in daily phonics sessions using the Floppy Phonics scheme. 

In maths, we shall be focusing on numbers beyond 10 by finding one more and one less, composition of teen numbers, focusing on the ten and ones.

We use the Development Matters guidance document to plan our curriculum. Please click here for Development Matters.


Children need to come dressed in their PE kit every Friday.

Celebration Assembly

Celebration Assembly will be on Friday at 9 am, every third week.  You will get a message from school if your child is receiving a reward.


Homework will be set on a Friday.  This will be uploaded on Tapestry every Friday, along with the weekly snapshots.


Each week you will be able to see photographs of your child's learning on Tapestry.

Important Dates

Tuesday 21st May – Reception Sports day – 2pm till 3pm.

Stay and play dates
Thursday 2nd May, time tbcGoslings stay and play
Thursday 9th May, time tbc Cygnets stay and play
Wednesday 12th June, time tbcGoslings stay and play
Wednesday 19th June, time tbc Cygnets stay and play


If you need to get in touch with a member of the Reception team, please phone or email the school office, speak to one of us when you collect your child or send us a message via Tapestry.




















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